Voices for an Open Spirit Dinner Addresses Relationship of Science and Faith

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 26, 2009 “We tend to resist change, especially in the area of the sacred. But, Jesus was change,” shared Margaret Gray Towne, presenter at the Voices for an Open Spirit dinner. Towne, author of Honest to Genesis: A Biblical and Scientific Challenge to

Newsline for June 17, 2009

“…But the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 39:8b). NEWS 1) Listening process will help reshape Brethren Witness program. 2) Caring Ministries programs to work from within Congregational Life. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund issues four grants for international work. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrances, job openings, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Amy Gingerich resigns

Newsline for June 3, 2009

“O Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren Yearbook reports 2008 membership loss. 2) Christian Citizenship Seminar studies modern-day slavery. 3) New Orleans ecumenical blitz build wins award. 4) Twelve arrested for civil disobedience at gun store are acquitted. 5) Bethel Ministries aids men leaving

Newsline Extra for May 7, 2009

“What do these stones mean to you?” (Joshua 4:6b) UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries offers workcamps in Haiti. 2) 50th Anniversary Open House to be held at General Offices. 3) Bethany Theological Seminary observes its 104th commencement. 4) Study tour to Armenia is open for applications. 5) Cross Keys to dedicate new Wellness Center,

Newsline Extra for March 25, 2009

Newsline Extra: Upcoming Events March 25, 2009 “…Sustain in me a willing spirit” (Psalm 51:12b). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. 2) Bethany Seminary offers webcast, ‘A Jewish Tentmaker Preaches Peace.’ 3) Dedication of Christopher Saur I historical marker planned for April. 4) More events: Good Friday Witness, Kline Homestead benefit, more.

Newsline Extra for March 25, 2009

Newsline Extra: Upcoming Events March 25, 2009 “…Sustain in me a willing spirit” (Psalm 51:12b). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. 2) Bethany Seminary offers webcast, ‘A Jewish Tentmaker Preaches Peace.’ 3) Dedication of Christopher Saur I historical marker planned for April. 4) More events: Good Friday Witness, Kline Homestead benefit, more.

Newsline Extra for February 26, 2009

“…Workers who were working in the house of the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 34:10b). PERSONNEL ANNOUNCEMENTS 1) Michael Schneider named as new president of McPherson College. 2) Nancy Knepper ends her term as coordinator of District Ministry. 3) Janis Pyle ends her term as coordinator of Mission Connections. 4) Brethren bits: More personnel announcements. ********************************************************** Contact

Newsline for January 14, 2009

Newsline January 14, 2009 “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1). NEWS 1) Gather ’Round looks at the future. 2) New Church Development Advisory Committee meets, visions. 3) McPherson County congregations support Growing Project. 4) Camp Mack helps feed the hungry locally, and in Guatemala. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, job openings, inauguration, and more.

Newsline for December 31, 2008

Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand.

Newsline for December 17, 2008

Newsline December 17, 2008: Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008 “The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren leaders address WCC’s US Conference. 2) Church of the Brethren issues update on Sudan mission. 3) Grants support disaster relief in Asia,